The Sweet Simplicity of Sunflowers
"If🌹 roses tried to be🌻 sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if 🌻sunflowers tried to be 🌹roses they would lose their STRENGTH."~Matshona Dhilwaya
How often do we forfeit what's genuine because of our impenetrable walls of pride? What would the world look like if we all showed up to the table of life, undressed in our humanity, naked transparency and unarmed vulnerability?
Maybe we could experience soul cutting dialogue rather than perfectly curated monologues the don't shift anything but our ego driven need to conceal innate flaws.
Lauryn Hill vocalized it quite prolifically, "It could all be so simple. But you'd rather make it hard. Loving you is a battle and we both end up with scars. Tell me who I have to be, to gain some reciprocity?"
In solitude, I ponder how different would society be if we communicated with deep compassion and zero hidden agendas on the path of achievement? Can you imagine a place where we noticed the beauty in each other above our preconceived judgments?
Would we possibly return to bone chilling music laced with honesty instead of bubble gum tunes filling the airwaves void of intellectually stimulating melodies?
God forbid we allowed someone to express their opinion without jumping on a bandwagon called the brutally offended club. Picture this in a frame, healthy discourse becomes the norm and rage is exchanged for inner peace.
I stand in solidarity with innumerable agents of change, hoping for a brighter tomorrow and believing each day for the healing of our land.
"You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you will join us and the world will live together as one."~John Lennon
To love is to risk and the risk is unquestionably worth it. It takes enormous effort to drown in shallow waters.